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U.S. Mission to Reduce Smoking in Washington, Youth Smokers

| June 15, 2012

buy virginia cigaretteDespite new efforts to reduce smoking tobacco in Washington state, 70,000 of young people smoke cigs and 50 of them start the smoking habit every day, according to state authorities, with American Indian youngsters showing the highest rates. U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, state Secretary of Health Mary Selecky and other national, state and local health officials discussed teens cigarettes smoking at a town-hall conference on the University of Washington campus Thursday. The conference was part of a nationwide legal awareness initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Model Smokers Rate Not Decline in New Zealand

| January 23, 2012

discount marlboro cigarettesCigarette smoking has declined rapidly among many groups in New Zealand but remains high among some key role model professions, an Otago University research study has found. Most of the occupations showed a marked decline in smokers, with health professionals, the uniformed services and sports and entertainment figures halving their smoking rate between 1981 and 2006.

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Smoking Rates Still High in Wisconsin

| January 23, 2012

cheap hilton cigarettesAn advocacy group says Wisconsin falls short when it comes to protecting residents from the harms of tobacco. Wisconsin got an A for smoke-free air — protecting people in public and at work, but Dona Wininsky with the American Lung Association-Wisconsin chapter says the Badger State only got a B for its cigarette tax. She says Wisconsin’s tax is higher than the national average. The tax increases the overall price, which is a great deterrent for using the product. The group’s State of Tobacco Control 2012 report grades the state based on existing policies. As for tobacco control and funding, the state got an F. The report also gives Wisconsin an F for its coverage of cessation treatments and services.

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Smoking Rates Declined, Quit Smoking Survey

| January 19, 2012

tax free camel cigarettesA new study on the prevalence of smoking among occupations considered to be role models for children and young adults has revealed a decline in smoking rates, plus which occupations might still need support to quit smoking. The study by the University of Otago, Wellington, focuses on role-model groups: teachers, uniformed services, health professionals, entertainers, sports and other public figures and professionals.

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Australia Sells Cigarettes in Europe

| January 13, 2012

cheap cigaronne cigarettesThe Australian government on Friday hit out at British American Tobacco for using images of kangaroos to sell its cheap Cigaronne cigarettes in Europe, telling the company to “get your hands off our icons”. BAT, which is battling Canberra over moves towards plain packaging in Australia, is selling its Winfield brand overseas with a picture of a kangaroo on the front and a map of Australia on the back.

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